• Fall Activities

    Fall Activities

  • Apples

    Apples

  • Location

    Location

  • Pumpkins

    Pumpkins

  • Strawberries

    Strawberries

Frequently Asked Spring Questions

Frequently Asked Spring Questions

Our two most FAQ this (late) spring Are the strawberries going to be late? Answer:  Maybe, maybe not so much.  We pulled the straw off the strawberry plants on April 30, our latest uncovering ever.  Even then, we found occasional lenses of ice beneath the straw.  But we have never seen the plants grow this […]

Looking for Spring!

Looking for Spring!

“Oh, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”  British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley,  Ode to the West Wind Yes! Spring could be very far behind.  While the sandhill cranes showed up on March 11 and numbers of robins appeared at the orchard on March 20, spring appears to be far beyond the southern […]

Winter Work

Winter Work

Without fail each winter, we often get asked, “What do you do all winter?” Early winter is always consumed with putting things away, fixing things that broke during apple season, putting up firewood for the Appleshed woodstove and the house fireplace, and recovering from the long string of 15 hour days that are a part […]

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Wow! It’s the New Year already! We thought we’d take this chance while everyone is huddled inside (although today the temperatures made above 0º, then there’s that darn wind), to look at 2017 and peek into 2018. When you’re in the farming business, growing business, you are always subject to Minnesota weather whims. So please […]

December Sale!

December Sale!

Out of apples? We can re-supply! We’ll have SweeTango™, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Haralson, SnowSweet, Keepsake, Fireside, Tyson Pears and of course – Caramel Apples! All specially priced, while supplies last. We also will have a freezer full of our amazing apple pies and crisp, brats and breakfast sausage. Great items to have on hand for the […]

November at the Orchard

November at the Orchard

November marks the last full days of fall, with a little wintry promise mixed in. At the orchard we celebrate these days as we enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest. The last day of the 2017 Orchard season is November 11th. Our November Barn Sale begins November 1st and we have the bounty of the harvest […]

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead, the Orchard will be open through November 11. Current apple varieties available include, Fireside, Honeycrisp, SweeTango™, Keepsake, Haralson, Cortland, SnowSweet, Frostbite, Parker and Lucious Pears and of course, your favorite caramel apples! Our November Barn Sale begins November 1st!

Long weekend ahead!

Long weekend ahead!

Looking forward to the long weekend, Minnesotans? At the orchard we begin our 12 Days of Halloween Event! On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will have crafts for kids from 10 am until noon, a scavenger hunt, hayrides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and the last brat stand of the season on Saturday! In […]

October Harvest!

October Harvest!

October signals the peak of the apple harvest and a bounty of pumpkins! This coming weekend we will continue with PYO apples on Haralson apples, have hayrides, and hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a brat stand, and music on Sunday. Apples available include Honeycrisp, SweeTango™, Haralson, Cortland, Sweet16, Prairie Spy, and Fireside. Yet to harvest […]

October at the Orchard

October at the Orchard

October brings all the richness of fall in Minnesota! The crunch of fallen leaves, a crisp chill in the air and colors busting out everywhere! At the orchard, October brings the fullness of the harvest!  Honeycrisp, Haralson, Sweet 16, SweeTango™, Cortland, McIntosh and more to come…Honeygold, Fireside, SnowSweet and Keepsake. This weekend (October 7 & […]